This prestigious annual gala event, is organised under the auspices of the Italian Consulate in Sydney and the Embassy of Italy in Canberra.

The event marks Festa della Repubblica, Italian National Day, and celebrates Co.As.It.’s years of service to the Italian-Australian community.

Prominent figures from Australian and Italian politics, business, media and community organisations regularly attend; with notable past guests including former Australian Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and John Howard.

All proceeds from the Italian National Ball go towards supporting a worthy cause. Over the years Co.As.It. has raised funds to establish community programs to meet the needs of the Italian community. These programs include the 10,000 Italian Roses Project, Early Intervention Dementia Program, Social Isolation Program, Active Ageing Program, Carer Support Program, and many more.